Without any doubt, Banff National Park in Alberta Canada is one of the most beautiful places to visit any time of the year, but it's during winter when the places are like a fairytale landscape with the stunning views seared into our minds forever.
That night a snowstorm hit Banff again, and the next morning when we walked outside we were amazed looking the whole place covered in untouched white snow.
We drove to the Hoodoos viewpoint to walk around the park and enjoy the views with the Mount Rundle in the background.
Weeks before traveling to Banff National Park I did some research online on how to find this hidden cave in the Johnston Canyon trail. I didn't have the exact GPS location of the cave but after seeing some videos of other people exploring the place I had a rough idea of where it was located.
We chose a nice day to hike that trail, which is around 3 km's through the forest and along the canyon, there was some snow and ice in some parts of the trail, fortunately I had the ice cleats to wear in my shoes which made the hiking easier.
After an hour or so, I noticed the huge boulder in the picture from the top of the trail and since everything was covered in snow I carefully went down to the base of the rock and then I saw the cave. Amazing indeed! I was the only down there so I took the time to enjoy the place and take several pictures.
On our second day in the town of Banff, we decided to visit the Sulphur Mountain. It's a short drive from the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel to the base of the mountain where a gondola cable car takes you to the top of the mountain. The night before there was a big snowstorm but still the mountain was open to the public.
When we arrived to the top, the views of the Bow Valley and the town of Banff were jaw-dropping, one of the most beautiful winter landscapes I'd ever seen, with the recently storm the snow was pristine white and still softly falling. Like a winter fairy tale.